Debconf 2011 – Distributed Naming – Daniel Kahn Gillmor

by Daniel Kahn Gillmor

Centralized naming schemes seem to be a critical weak point in global network communication.Powerful actors can strongarm the existing Domain Name System (or proprietary/centralized services like facebook, twitter, and github) and effectively remove a group from the publicly-visible ‘net without even touching any of the associated machinery. There are some promising new tools that allow for massively decentralized, distributed naming, and many of them are being made available within Debian. This BoF is for implementors, packagers, integrators, critics, and the generally curious to talk about how to make these concepts work across all of debian.Come share problems, brainstorm fixes, collaborate, and learn!


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